A Bale of Rice
A Bale of Rice
by Takeo Hanazawa
17/11 — 22/12/2012
Sometimes, we can imagine things through thinking and reinterpreting from other things. Someway somehow, all things happened are related to one another.
Takeo Hanazawa often finds meanings in everyday-life objects and talk about them as a different way of meaning and thinking, to other objects alike, though they might be physically different and have distinct status. Similar to our Thai plays and proverbs, we used to hear these kind of things from the elders when we were young, teaching us about morals and giving us guidance in lives. Knowing that they could not be real, we still believed in their hidden meanings of these sayings, told and quoted from generation to generation, from one similar culture to the dissimilar another, spreading and dividing far beyond our predictions. But within these inabilities to conjecture, we could always find a way to say one thing with various meanings from different people in our social.
A Bale of Rice, a semi installation exhibition, referable legends and myths from cultures as well as personal interests are shown through interpreting and talking in another way of things that the artist discovered by himself during his period of residency in Bangkok in forms of varied objects, from simple paintings to a giant wooden bowl hung up in the air, from a ceramic UFO to a car sculpture, and from a flower bouquet to posters on the wall.